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Re: Did you know?

Postby black bart on Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:51 am

Did you know that the medieval law of outlawry was abolished in England and Wales under the Criminal Code Act of 1879...but it wasn't abolished in Scotland until December 1949?
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Roland Deschain on Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:36 am

DavidH wrote:Did you know that in 1859 Britain and the USA sent troops and warships to a small island because an American shot an Irishman's prize pig? The incident is known as The Pig War.

This is my favourite bit...

Wikipedia wrote:Today the Union Jack still flies above the "British Camp", being raised and lowered daily by park rangers, making it one of the very few places without diplomatic status where US government employees regularly hoist the flag of another country.

Piece by piece, my friends. Piece by piece... :moon:

Roy Hunter wrote:Did you know that the building that the Rolling Stones used for the video of "Waiting On A Friend"...is the same building Led Zeppelin used for the cover of Physical Graffiti? They are numbers 96 and 98 St. Mark's Place, Manhattan.

I didn't know that. If I ever get to Manhattan, i'll be sure to get a picture of the place for you. Now to stop listening to Kashmir...

Edit: Read the top comment on Kashmir. :haha:
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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH on Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:10 pm

Did you know I've just bought my haggis ready for Burns Night ... and it turns out to be WELSH. Made in Abergavenny. :confused:
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Re: Did you know?

Postby pieces o'nine on Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:51 pm

DavidH wrote:Did you know I've just bought my haggis ready for Burns Night ... and it turns out to be WELSH. Made in Abergavenny. :confused:

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And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae Welsh Rabbit and we can eat it,
And sae the Lord be thankit.”
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Re: Did you know?

Postby black bart on Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:21 am

Remember to pour hot water over yourself on 'Burns' Night.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:04 pm

Did you know that if you put your wireless router on top of a speaker cabinet loaded with two speakers that have about 5kg of neodynium magnets attached, their magnetism will bend your internets until they break?

Me neither. Until about 5 minutes ago.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby pieces o'nine on Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:23 pm

Did you know that a very weak solution of neodynium magnet, succussed against a horsehair-padded speaker cabinet, will repotentize your internets?
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:26 am

...or you could just move the speaker cabinet to the other side of the room and put the filing cabinet where the speaker was. But what would be the fun in that?

My maths isn't too good, how much water do I need to make a 100C solution with a 5kg magnet?
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Re: Did you know?

Postby black bart on Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:26 am

pieces o'nine wrote:Did you know that a very weak solution of neodynium magnet, succussed against a horsehair-padded speaker cabinet, will repotentize your internets?


I demand to see the evidence of this...how did the horse get inside the speaker cabinet for starters?
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Re: Did you know?

Postby pieces o'nine on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:54 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:My maths isn't too good, how much water do I need to make a 100C solution with a 5kg magnet?

As an artist-type person, I must defer to an expert in that field. I'm looking at you, daftbeaker...
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:02 pm

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Still waiting, daftie...
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Re: Did you know?

Postby daftbeaker on Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:04 pm

I did reply, then my internet went funny so I copied it and then found this picture of a cartoon batman doing something silly so I copied that location which meant I lost my post. The drugs may be affecting me slightly :idiot:

Since my internet has just stopped throwing a temper tantrum I have about 15 minutes before it disappears again.

First, magnetic field lines appear outside of a magnet so we will need to completely immerse the speaker magnet in water. I think about 10 litres should do the trick if you can find a bucket.
Next you'll need to take 100ml of your speaker water and add that to another 10 litres of water before repeating another 99 times. You will probably need somewhere in the region of 1,050 litres of water to allow for spillage and measuring inaccuracies. Having 13 bathtubs to hold the water would be useful but be careful to spread them out, the water will weigh over a tonne and you don't want the baths falling through the floor :idiot:
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:34 pm

I live in a council house. I consider myself lucky that my one bath doesn't fall through the floor.

I do, however, go to the gym three times a week, and the gym is attached to a swimming pool, where I could mix up my homeopathic anti-magnetism formula. According to my maths, which let's face it is a bit sketchy, a 25m x 10m x 1.5m (average - 1m at the shallow end, 2m at the deep end) pool contains [25 x 10 x 1.5] 375 tons of water. A 5kg magnet dissolved in that would be roughly 1/75,000 magnet/water ratio.

What would a devout homeopathist make of it, though?
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Re: Did you know?

Postby daftbeaker on Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:37 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:I live in a council house. I consider myself lucky that my one bath doesn't fall through the floor.

I do, however, go to the gym three times a week, and the gym is attached to a swimming pool, where I could mix up my homeopathic anti-magnetism formula. According to my maths, which let's face it is a bit sketchy, a 25m x 10m x 1.5m (average - 1m at the shallow end, 2m at the deep end) pool contains [25 x 10 x 1.5] 375 tons of water. A 5kg magnet dissolved in that would be roughly 1/75,000 magnet/water ratio.

What would a devout homeopathist make of it, though?

Breakfast? :idiot:

As far as I understand homeopathy they wouldn't consider it a very good 'remedy' because you've only done one dilution and there hasn't been any magic whacking against objects. It's the magic banging that's important.

I suppose you could do a 'reverse succussion' by getting into the pool and banging the sides with a bible/horsehair banging pad/other approved blunt instrument. The problem there is that you'd end up with a Roy remedy which, since you mainly turn your internet off and on again to fix it, would prevent you from turning your internet off ever again :idiot:
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Ravi Oli on Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:16 am

^ & ^^ I notice you propose using a public pool for your water source... Surely you would need a pristine ool uncontaminated by P?

Which opens another debate on the virtues of a 'golden shower' or recycling one's own amber fluids.
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